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Torts: Secondary Sources

A guide to Tort law resources at the LRC.


Tort law benefits from a wide range of literature that provide either general explanations of its tenets or in depth treatment of its minutia.  Specific areas of tort law will be covered by separate guides.


These sources offer encyclopedic coverage of contract law and are recognized as standards of the field.


Single volume books on contracts, often giving more general coverage.  These books aim to instruct law students, practitioners and laypersons.

Restatements of Torts

Compilation of "black letter law", produced by the American Law Institute (ALI), for torts as determined by recognized experts in practice, academe and the judiciary.  A first restatement was produced in the 1930s.  This was subsequently revised and expanded in the Second Restatement.  The ALI is in the process of making the Restatement Third, Torts, in which whole volumes replace, or will replace, topics of its predecessor.  Though the Restatement Third will replace the Restatement Second, which, in turn, replaced the original restatement, it can be useful to look at the historical versions as contemporary cases will have relied upon them.

Contract Law Blog

Blog on torts with lead editor Christopher J. Robinette from the Widener Commonwealth Law School 

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